England captain Owen Farrell ruled out of Six Nations with ankle injury | Rugby Union News


Owen Farrell sustained ankle injury in training for Saracens last week; Jonny May also needs surgery and will miss Six Nations; England start their campaign against Scotland on February 5

Last Updated: 26/01/22 10:12am

Owen Farrell will miss this year's Six Nations due to an ankle injury

Owen Farrell will miss this year’s Six Nations due to an ankle injury

England captain Owen Farrell has been ruled out of the entire Six Nations because of an ankle problem.

Farrell will miss the campaign along with winger Jonny May, with head coach Eddie Jones confirming that both need surgery.

Farrell sustained his ankle injury in training for Saracens last week.

It was hoped that the 30-year-old would start the opener against Scotland on February 5 after recovering from damage to the other ankle which had kept him out for two months.

Saracens have confirmed that Farrell will undergo surgery on Wednesday and faces eight to 10 weeks of rehabilitation.

“Owen is out of the Six Nations. It’s a massive blow for him personally and for the team it’s a blow,” Jones said.

Jonny May has also been ruled out of the entire campaign

Jonny May has also been ruled out of the entire campaign

“But it’s obviously an opportunity for other guys to step up into leadership roles and for other players to play for that 12 jumper.

“We see it more as an opportunity. In today’s rugby, having your best team on the field is a rare occurrence. We’re pretty used to it. There’s an opportunity there to build a bit more leadership depth.”

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